New Business

Foundations in Gulfport

Foundations-Professional-Bra-Fitting-final-W--de-lisMelissa Logos, Owner of Foundations in Gulfport, is bringing her special talents to ladies who need help. Foundations opened October 23rd of this year and the word is getting out that Melissa is offering free bra and foundation fittings for women from sizes 28 to 52 and cup sizes A to K.
The focus is primarily on full figured and full busted women that need their lingerie to fit properly. Foundations is also finding a large number of ladies that need mastectomy bras and accessories so Melissa is providing that too.
From camisoles and underwear to special cleansers and soaps for your lingerie wardrobe care, Foundations give you the best and largest variety around.
If you are trying to think of a perfect Christmas gift, this is the place to go. When you purchase a $75 gift card for the lady in your life, you will get a free linen soak to stuff in her stocking! (more…)

HIGH MAINTENANCE HAIR SALON OPENS IN GULFPORT

Downtown Gulfport has a new reason to shine. High Maintenance Hair Salon is a welcome addition to the area, located at 1625 25th Avenue. The beautiful property is steeped in history. Built in the 1940’s, it was actually the first fire department in the city of Gulfport! Owner, Jean Gillan, is thrilled to be a part of the revitalization of downtown. “I love the New Orleans style of my building with the huge open floor plan, exposed beams and original brick, it is exactly what I always imagined my salon would look like,” she said. (more…)

Stadium Collection Outlet

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Have you ever been to a football game or tennis match and thought about buying a t-shirt, team logo cup or hat and just didn’t do it? But after you got home, you kept thinking about that one special item and now you regret that you didn’t purchase it. Oh well, the stadium is closed and those high quality items are gone. You can’t just go back and get them, right? Well, partially right. (more…)

CIGGY OUTLET – Roll Your Own

If you are a smoker you’ll want to listen closely to the words of this article. You can now save up to 50% on your cigarettes! Go to Places has found a store where you can save money and feel better about yourself doing it. There is a new shop in town called Ciggy Outlet where you can get premium cigarettes for half the cost of your regular name brands.
Ciggy Outlet is a franchise owned by Neo Lin. Mr. Lin has two stores in Florida and one in Biloxi. The latest craze in the cigarette community is the roll your own and save money phase. Sandy Lin, Neo’s sister, manages the store located at 280 Eisenhower Drive next to Hobby Lobby. A most welcoming and informative lady, Sandy will let you try different tobaccos and filters until you have found the one that is the perfect blend for your taste.
Although the shop has only been open about a month, they have regular customers that swear by their products. The tobacco is very fresh and grown only in the United States and purchased from American Cooperatives that American farmers sell to. It is blended in the U.S. without the addition of chemicals. Its quality that you can see and pure tobacco flavors you can taste. (more…)

Cades Country Corner

You can feel it when you walk in the door. There is a unique aura of times gone by that fills you with nostalgia and a yearning for days long past. The foyer area is filled with antiques and baubles that bring back memories of childhood and of grandma’s attic in the springtime.
Cades Country Corner is chock full, from floor to ceiling, with things hand-picked by a man who has been searching the country for all things interesting since he was a young boy. Dan Cade watched his mother run a similar business when he was younger and he says that it just came natural for him to become a “picker”. “I love old things and I’ve wanted to have a store like this all my life! I lost a lot of things in Katrina so making this store happen now means so much to me” Dan said. (more…)

J.Réaux Salon

By Melody Worsham

The small community of Woolmarket is growing, and the need for local businesses is keeping up with the pace. Since Hurricane Katrina, Woolmarket has been the choice of many Coast residents who decided to move a little farther north. Astute Gulf Coast business owners are seeing the potential to serve these new residents. This is where Jeannine Réaux has opened her new salon. J.Réaux (pronounced RAY-oh) opened its doors at the beginning of October. Jeannine said that a lot happened to her after the 2005 hurricane. Before Katrina, she owned a salon in downtown D’Iberville, the Innovation Station located off of Gorenflo Road and Rodriguez. She had taken over the building where her father, Gilbert Réaux, had a barber shop for years. “I guess I’m following the family tradition,” Jeannine said. She is the third generation of hair-care specialists in the family after her father and great uncles. “My father was a barber for 43 years,” she said.
After Katrina, Jeannine went on to perfect her talents at Barnette’s Avada Day Spa, an upscale and popular salon in Ridgeland, just outside of Jackson. Upon her return to the coast in 2007, she began working at Cox’s Barbershop in north Ocean Springs. She recalls the first time a man requested a traditional flat top hair cut. She was carefully taking off the length a little at a time so as not to make a mistake, when one of the seasoned barbers, Robert Murphy, “took off about an inch straight out the middle of the man’s head.” Jeannine said he then told her to even out the rest of the hair on the man’s head to match the cut he just made. “ And that’s how I learned to do a flat top”, she said smiling. (more…)

A Southern Creation

By Nancy Baker Faul
An unassuming wooden house, with a large front porch, sits one block west of Hwy 49 at 15456 Dedeaux Road just across from Harrison Central Elementary.  Inside this charming place, you will find some of the most unique art, jewelry, crafts and one-of-a-kind items on the Coast. As guests enter the door they are met with an array of “eye candy” that is hard to resist.. Sparkle and glitz meet with coastal flavor in each piece of art lining the tables and walls. If you are stumped as to what to get for those on your Christmas list, or need a wonderfully tasteful gift for any occasion then you will want to stop by and talk with owner, Denise Hubbard and her assistant Christina Chance. From Christian books and knick knacks, to original coastal art there is truly is something for everyone. (don’t forget to check out the 99 cents section for lots of goodies too!) With the largest selection of Fleur de’ Lis  jewelry, scarves, ornaments, crafts and accessories on the entire coast, A Southern Creation has become the “IN” place to buy special gifts. Coast native Libby Beasnett, now residing in neighboring Tennessee, sends her original art prints of coastal scenes directly to Denise for sale in the art boutique. Framing is also available.   (more…)

Lil’ Italy

Big things DO come in small packages! Lil’ Italy is the place to enjoy the very best in authentic Italian cooking. Located in the old ‘Catfish One’ shack, 2 blocks south of 1-10, Exit 50 on Washington Avenue. It certainly isn’t fancy, but you will not find better Italian food anywhere. 2 blocks south of I-10, exit 50 on Washington Avenue. This little place serves the most delicious express lunches, and also take out and special party menu items. “All the recipes have been in the family for generations and go back to Sicily over one hundred years,” said co-owner Tony Abbate. (more…)

South Coast Paddling Company

By: Nancy Baker Faul
Picture yourself in a world where solitude reigns supreme and wildlife surrounds you day and night. Great Blue Heron sit on a grassy knoll and carefully observe a 6 foot alligator, who slips quietly into the briny water. You can experience these things and much more by contacting South Coast Paddling Company in Ocean Springs and book your own Coast adventure!  Located at 2335 Government Street, in an unmistakable lime green and purple building.
Melissa Johnson, General Manager said, “We specialize in taking our paddling guests on kayak adventures that promise relaxation and contact with ecosystems and creatures of the Gulf Coast. Guests can choose to kayak to Deer Island, Horn Island or any number of rivers and creeks on the Coast. Travel alone or with a guide, you will see parts of Mississippi that still remain largely untouched by man. It’s like a vacation right in your own backyard.” (more…)

Flare Bar & Grill

By: NANCY BAKER FAUL

Armed with knowledge gained from working with world renowned Chefs such as Emeril Lagasse and Thomas Boggs, Chef Calvin prepares the most tantalizing dishes.. You may know Chef Lipe’s reputation for excellence from his catering business known as Chef4Hire Catering. In addition to his very successful catering business, Chef Lipe opened Flare in late May of this year which was once the old Lookout 49 location. Angel Lipe, Calvin’s wife, handles the business end of both ventures and loves every minute of it. “It is hard sometimes but this is what Calvin and I have always wanted. This restaurant is a dream come true and we want each guest to feel special when they walk in our doors” said Angel. Being the Executive Manager is what Angel does best which is clearly evident in Flares orderly and prompt service. (more…)